David, Ferdinand – Concertino No. 2 in B-flat for Trombone and Piano.
Concertino No. 2 in B Flat, Opus 12 for Trombone and Piano by Ferdinand David (1810-1873)
The Concertino No. 2 in B Flat was recently discovered while surfing the internet. The version found stated that it was a concertino for viola and piano. However the piano reduction had the solo part written for bassoon. It was followed by a separate solo part for viola. However upon examination this proved to be and orchestral viola part and not a solo part at all. From this one could conclude that there must have been, and perhaps still exists, a score and parts for a full orchestral accompaniment.
Although not originally for trombone, this piece lends itself admirably to the lyrical and heroic nature of the trombone. It is challenging but well-suited to the instrument and a quality piece of music. The editor hopes that this piece will find its place as a mainstay in the literature for trombone.
Jeremy Niles Kempton, Long Island, NY, March 2012.
This product is available for digital download only.
YouTube® performance by Robert Rønnes, Bassoon, the Stavanger Radio orchestra and Conductor Bjørn Woll from 1988.